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Simulation and optimization of metal-insulator-semiconductor inversion-layer silicon solar cells

dc.contributor.author Kuhlmann, Burhard en_US
dc.contributor.author Aberle, Armin en_US
dc.contributor.author Hezel, Rudolf en_US
dc.contributor.author Heiser, Gernot en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-25T13:31:10Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-25T13:31:10Z
dc.date.issued 2000 en_US
dc.description.abstract Metal-insulator-semiconductor inversion-layer (MIS-IL) silicon solar cells are promising devices for photovoltaic energy conversion due to the ease of junction fabrication. In order to improve the fundamental understanding of these devices, this paper presents a detailed three-dimensional analysis of existing MIS-IL cells by means of two-dimensional (2-D) numerical modeling and circuit simulation. We implement a physical model suggested in the literature for the tunneling current through the MIS tunnel contact into a device simulator and solve the complete set of drift-diffusion equations for electrons and holes within the silicon in two dimensions. Based on experimentally determined device parameters, a good agreement between simulated and experimental current-voltage (I-V) characteristics is obtained, enabling the spatially resolved determination of resistive and recombinative losses. Furthermore, an optimization study is performed to reveal the efficiency limit of MIS-IL silicon solar cells en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0018-9383 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1959.4/39866
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/au/ en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.title Simulation and optimization of metal-insulator-semiconductor inversion-layer silicon solar cells en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.identifier.doiPublisher http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/16.877180 en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Engineering
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 11 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 2167-2178 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 47 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Kuhlmann, Burhard en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Aberle, Armin, Photovoltaics & Renewable Energy Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Hezel, Rudolf en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Heiser, Gernot, Computer Science & Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.school School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering *
unsw.relation.school School of Computer Science and Engineering *
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